Field Trip FAQs

Need assistance? Call our Contact Center representatives, Monday - Friday 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Saturday & Sunday hours vary seasonally.

How many students and adult chaperones do I need to qualify for a field trip?

One adult group leader is required for every 10 students, grades K-12. To ensure appropriate supervision, we will provide your group with one free teacher/chaperone ticket for every 10 students. Additional adults or teachers will be charged the $10 school group rate. Free teacher/chaperone tickets only apply to Greenfield Village, Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation and Ford Rouge Factory Tour visits.

What are your hours?

The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation is open daily from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Greenfield Village and Ford Rouge Factory Tour hours vary seasonally. See thf.org for more information on hours.

What is the school group rate?

2020-2021 school year rates are $10 per venue (Greenfield Village, Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation and Ford Rouge Factory Tour). The rate is the same for students and adult chaperones. A minimum of 15 students is required to obtain the discounted rate. In order to ensure an appropriate student-to-adult chaperone ratio, The Henry Ford will provide one complimentary ticket for the Greenfield Village, Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation and the Ford Rouge Factory Tour for every 10 students booked on the field trip.

Does my group have to arrive together?

Your group does not have to arrive at the same time; however, only the contact on the reservation can add to the reservation. Please let chaperones know a location where they can meet your group.

Do you have eating facilities for groups?

Yes, we have a student dining area located in Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. This area can be reserved in half-hour increments, can accommodate up to 200 people and is free of charge. There are vending machines for cold beverages only, located in the dining area. Greenfield Village has numerous eating areas which are on a first-come, first-served basis. Likewise, there is a student dining area located at the Ford Rouge Factory Tour Visitor Center. This area can be reserved in half-hour increments, can accommodate up to 96 people and is free of charge. Snack and beverage vending machines are also available in this area.

What options do you have should my students wish to purchase their lunches?

On-site restaurants in the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation include Plum Market Kitchen. In Greenfield Village, we have A Taste of History Restaurant, among others (hours vary by location and season). We also offer boxed lunches that require advance reservations and payment at least three weeks prior to your visit.

Do you have a place for us to store lunches?

We have a limited amount of lunch wagons. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend chaperones bring backpacks for the lunches.

How many adult chaperones do you require?

One adult group leader is required for every 10 students. This applies to all student groups K through 12. Groups that do not meet this requirement will be denied entry.

What is your payment policy?

Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation and Greenfield Village admission can be paid upon arrival but must be reserved in advance. For speedier service, we suggest paying in advance so that tickets will be printed and ready for pickup. We can also mail prepaid tickets directly to you for a $5 mailing fee. Special programs that include Ford Rouge Factory Tour, pre-ordered lunches, One Room School, Eagle Tavern reservations and Guided Tours must be paid three weeks in advance.

Do I have to purchase my tickets in advance for Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation or Greenfield Village?

You have to reserve your tickets in advance to receive school group rates and services, but you do not have to pay for them in advance. However, we highly recommend advance payment. If your tickets are prepaid you may avoid long admission lines.

Where do I check in?

Our Contact Center Group Services coordinators can advise you on available check-in locations. This information is also indicated on your confirmation under the heading of "Delivery Method."

What methods of payment do you accept?

We accept cash (large bills only), checks (made payable to The Henry Ford), and major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover). We do not accept purchase orders in lieu of payment.

What if I have extra Greenfield Village and Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation tickets?

Excess tickets can be returned to the Contact Center Group Services team for a full refund. 

How much are the rides in Greenfield Village?

A one-day transportation ride pass, which includes unlimited rides on the Model T, Train, Model AA Bus, Horse-Drawn Vehicles and the Carousel, is currently unavailable.

What can I expect to see on the Ford Rouge Factory Tour?

The Ford Rouge Factory Tour is a five-part experience consisting of two theaters, an observation deck, the final assembly line of the Dearborn Truck Plant and the Legacy Gallery. The tour operates on an open flow schedule, which enables your group to visit any part of the tour in any order that you desire. The two films that provide a history and a future of the Ford Motor Company run in sequence every 20 minutes. Seating for the films is available on a first-come, first-served basis. On the Observation Deck, your group will be able to learn more about some of Ford Motor Company’s eco-friendly enhancements, including the world’s largest living roof. The Legacy Gallery has a small collection of cars manufactured by Ford Motor Company. An Outdoor Living Lab Tour of the grounds near the Visitor Center is also available seasonally.

Can I take my own bus to the Ford Rouge Factory Tour?

You can now drive your school buses directly to the Rouge complex. This ensures your group will arrive at the same time. We still offer transportation from the museum on our buses should you choose to do so.

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